Unfortunately, I'm not really out of the woods. The results today were not so good. The "stable tumor" I'd previously mentioned looked like it grew a little bit more. Worse yet, a completely new tumor was discovered, and is likely growing fairly rapidly. So...what's next?
basically have the choice between standard care and clinical trials. It
appears that all of the standard care can be implemented if a clinical
trial "fails", so of course I'm leaning towards starting with clinical.
The other option is whether or not I go through another surgery, which
seems to be a personal choice. And personally, while they are kind of
miserable and definitely take a page out of my life, I still find myself
attracted to them, my own special love/hate relationship.
is a particular trial suggested by Dr. B that might be the best option
with which I qualify. It is a Phase II study using PLX3397 as the chemo
treatment. I am also checking with Dr. Rudnick for a 2nd opinion and to
discover what other options might be available. That said, I did
research several options for the "stable tumor" and found that I didn't
qualify for most of the radical trials given its location. Since it
hasn't moved as much as it's spread across the pond, I'm guessing I still don't
qualify for those trials and so don't have a lot of searching to do.
I am unfortunately likely to miss out on the Huck Cancer
ultimate tournament - and might even be in the hospital when it's
happening on March 3rd - but still want people to sign up or donate for
the cause if you can!